TUCSON, Ariz. Three days after a loss at Arizona State he wanted to forget, Cal's Allen Crabbe had an afternoon he will always remember.
"Man, I don't know how to explain this feeling. It's just wonderful," Crabbe said Sunday after scoring 31 points to lead the Bears to a 77-69 upset of No. 7 Arizona. "I have no words for how I feel."
Cal (14-9, 6-5 Pacific-12 Conference) beat Arizona in Tucson for just the second time since 1994-95, recorded a road victory over a team ranked in the top 10 for the first time since 2008 and defeated its highest-ranked opponent since 2007.
"It's a heck of a win for us," Bears coach Mike Montgomery said. "Coming off a disappointment at ASU to get this one is pretty good."
Cal lost to the Sun Devils 66-62 after Crabbe committed two turnovers in the final 41 seconds.
"I had those two crucial turnovers, and I told myself from the beginning of this game I'm going to be aggressive, all 40 (minutes)," Crabbe said.
Crabbe shot 12 for 15 from the field to go with seven rebounds and five assists. He scored 11 points in a 3:24 span as Cal opened the second half with a 17-2 burst.
"Sometimes a special player like Allen Crabbe can have a special night. That's exactly what he had," Arizona coach Sean Miller said.
The Wildcats (20-3, 8-3) struggled against two new wrinkles Montgomery tried.
Cal, which plays primarily man-to-man defense, used a zone most of the second half, allowing it to stay out of foul trouble and keep Arizona from easily penetrating the paint. The Bears also unveiled a high-post weave and handoff set on offense and shot 58.8 percent against one of the Pac-12's best defensive teams.
"That's the best job anyone has played against our defense," Miller said.
No. 1 Indiana 81, No. 10 Ohio State 68 in Columbus, Ohio Coming off a stunning loss to Illinois, the Hoosiers controlled the second half against the Buckeyes.
"It was putting teams away, playing to win and not just playing for the time to run out," Indiana's Cody Zeller said of the lesson from Thursday's defeat.
The Hoosiers (21-3, 9-2 Big Ten Conference) shot 53.1 percent, the highest against Ohio State (17-6, 7-4) this season.
Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 26 points, and Zeller added 24 for Indiana.
No. 4 Duke 62, Boston College 61 in Boston Mason Plumlee had 19 points and 10 rebounds and made the winning free throw with 26 seconds left as the Blue Devils (21-2, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) held off the Eagles (10-13, 2-8), who are last in the ACC.
No. 4 Stanford 69, Arizona State 45 in Stanford Chiney Ogwumike had 26 points and 14 rebounds as the Cardinal (22-2, 11-1 Pac-12) won its eighth consecutive game.
Ogwumike scored 12 points during the final six minutes of the first half as Stanford went on a 17-4 run to lead 37-20 at halftime.
The Sun Devils (11-13, 3-9) lost to Stanford for the 14th consecutive time.
No. 6 Cal 91, Arizona 86 in Berkeley Talia Caldwell had a career-high 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Bears (21-2, 11-1 Pac-12) won their ninth in a row.
The Wildcats (11-12, 3-9) cut a 12-point deficit to 90-86 with 24 seconds left on Kama Griffitts' fifth three-pointer. But Gennifer Brandon (22 points, 14 rebounds) made one free throw for the Bears before they forced an air ball by Griffitts on a three-point try.